With twenty years of legal experience, Tangela Richmond has counseled and represented individuals, professionals, and small businesses.
Before joining Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, LLC, Tangela was the Executive Director of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE). In addition, Tangela was the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Transition into Law Practice Program (TILPP) which helps new lawyers obtain mentors during their first two years of practice. Prior to working at the State Bar, Tangela had her own general law practice, Tangela S. King, LLC, which had offices in Macon and McDonough.
Tangela is a past member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Paralegals which promulgate guidelines for paralegal education programs and recommends ABA approval for programs that meet those guidelines. Since 2016, Tangela has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Paralegal Ethics Handbook. The Paralegal Ethics Handbook is a comprehensive resource for paralegal ethics information created by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.
Tangela obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from Mercer University and her law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She completed her arbitration and civil mediation training at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc. and has been a registered mediator and arbitrator since 2010.